Get the Most from Your GSSCC Membership

Learn more about how GSSCC works to promote and advocate on behalf of member businesses at the Chamber's free Member Orientation Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, at Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive). Click here to register.
   More than 125 members Come Out for Joint Speed Networking 
GSSCC, GBCC, and W-KCC members at Speed Networking.
Thanks to Rosensteel Hall 
for hosting the event.

More than 125 business men and women come out to make new connections.
Thanks to event sponsor Robert Scott (second from left), MyOfficeProducts. Congratulations to winners (l to r) Sid Sclar, Stacey Brown, and Andrea Dunathan.
     Seen at the Non-Profit Team Workshop
Thank you to United Therapeutics for hosting the Non-Profit Team Workshop this month.
Shala Graham, SW Creatives, presents "Websites that Build Your Brand and Drive Your Mission."
    GSSCC's Business Golf Classic - Just around the corner
GSSCC's 25th Anniversary Logo Contest
Deadline for Submissions is Friday

GSSCC members interested in submitting entries for the Chamber's Silver Anniversary, and plans are underway to celebrate this milestone in style.The contest that is open to all members.  The winner will receive a $500 prize. The winning design, to be used on all printed and electronic materials, the Chamber's website, and all promotional items, will be selected by a committee chosen by the GSSCC Board. Submissions are due by close of business this Friday, August 25

Entries must be submitted electronically to Jane Redicker . Designs must maintain the integrity of the current GSSCC logo, with no alterations to current colors (for specific PMS colors, contact Jane Redicker). Submissions may be made as jpg files, but winners will be required to provide vector art originals prior to final selection. Limit three entries per person. Designs may not include copyrighted materials and all fonts must be acquired legally. The winning design and all vector art files become the property of GSSCC.

GSSCC is also offering members the opportunity to create the 25th Anniversary theme or tagline to be used throughout the year. Entries should be submitted to Jane Redicker by this Friday, August 25. Limit three entries per person.
* Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC) sold a rare, autographed, limited first edition of Ernest Hemingway's "Farewell to Arms," for $6,000. The book, found in a box of donations in November 2015, is the highest value volume ever sold by FOLMC. The proceeds will be used at libraries across the county.

* Bump'n Grind (1200 East West Highway) will host Pechakucha Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 25.  For more information, click here.

See your company's news here! GSSCC is pleased to highlight news from our member companies in this section of the weekly e-news. Please submit items via email to before close of business each Friday. Include a pdf of news releases or other flyers.
Upcoming GSSCC Committee/Group Meetings

* Membership Development Committee Meeting - 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29 (new date - postponed by one week).

* Young Professionals Network Committee Meeting - 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 7.

Note: Most committees take a break from meetings during August.
About GSSCC Committee/Team Meetings:  All GSSCC members are welcome to participate in Chamber committees. Members are welcome to attend committee meetings to assess interest in joining a committee. Meetings are typically held in the GSSCC Conference Room. Advance RSVP is required and priority will be given to existing committee members when speakers are scheduled.
  Thank you to our 2017-2018 GSSCC Partners
Corporate Partners - Downtown Silver Spring; Lee Development Group; Montgomery College; Statland & Katz Insurance, Inc.; Washington Adventist Hospital

Business Partners - AFI Silver Theatre; Apex Home Loans; Digital Industry; Discovery Communications; EagleBank; Eggspectation; 
The Fillmore Silver Spring; Lerch Early Brewer; M&T Bank; Revere Bank; The Tower Companies (The Blairs); United Therapeutics Corporation; Washington Property Company.

Partners - Adam S. Lowe Photography; Atlantech Online; EBA Ernest Bland Associates; IBI - Innovative Business Interiors; 
My Office Products; 
Signs By Tomorrow.

 Friends - Bud MillerAssociates, Inc., and Harvey Maisel/Maisel Hollins Development